Arizona Cancer Center receives $11.5 million SPORE grant to fight Lymphoma

September 8, 2008

By hammersmith

The Arizona Cancer Center Lymphoma Program in partnership with the University of Rochester James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, has received an $11.5 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). These lead institutions will be collaborating with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth Massey Cancer Center.

The five-year Lymphoma SPORE award has been granted to only a very small group of similar research collaborations nationwide: Johns Hopkins University, University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Rochester, City of Hope, and Baylor College of Medicine. The highly competitive grant will fund translational research projects designed to quickly advance findings from the laboratory to clinical settings and improve care and find cures.